Research on intermodal freight routes in green transport corridor

Laima Greičiūnė

Doctoral dissertation

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In this dissertation presented the results of the research on intermodal freight routes in green transport corridor. The object of the thesis – the research on intermodal freight optimal route in the green transport corridor to reduce the negative impact of transport n the environmental variables (route distance, duration and emission). In order to ensure a continuous intermodal freight development in the green transport corridor, and to avoid delays, route variations or vehicle downtime, it is important to evaluate the dependence of average vehicle traffic speed on road weather conditions.

The dissertation consists of the introduction, three chapters, conclusions, the list of references and the list of the author’s publications.

The introductory chapter deals with the research problem and relevance of the research object, the goals and objectives of the research methodology, scientific novelty, practical significance of the results, and the defended statements. The publications on the topic of the dissertation and the structure of the thesis are presented by the author at the end of the introductory part.

The first chapter focuses on the analysis of Lithuanian and foreign scientific literature, works related to the intermodal freight in the green corridor and problems in applying the data provided by the intelligent transport systems. The author analysed the principles of formation of the green transportation corridor in carrying intermodal freight, stressed the importance of intelligent transport system to intermodal freight in the green transport corridor. Adverse weather conditions have impact on road transport, the impact of mobility is expressed as delays, congestion, reduced average traffic speed, traffic volumes and traffic intensity.

The second chapter presents the constituent elements of intelligent transport system, clarifies the concept of green transport corridor, provides the structure of the green transport corridor topological map, and formulates the research algorithm aimed to determine the optimal route. For the accomplishment of this the author used the Bellman’s dynamic programming model; the problem was solved by applying a Visual basic application code for optimal intermodal route solutions.

The third chapter presents the research and tests Lithuanian road weather impact on the average speed in green transport corridor routes using dynamic programming method for optimal routes by the shortest distance, duration and emission amounts.

The dissertation topic was published in 11 scientific publications: 1 – ISI Web of Science, 2 – reviewed in scientific journals, 3 – in reviewed foreign international conference publications, 5 – reviewed Lithuanian international conference publications.

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